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Journalism Fellowships, Dialogues, & Exchanges Journalism Fellowships, Dialogues, & Exchanges

Since the flagship Jefferson Fellowships started in 1967, more than 4,000 journalists from the United States, Asia, and the Pacific Islands have participated in EWC journalism fellowships, exchanges, and dialogues. These programs provide journalists opportunities to gather firsthand information and perspectives in the countries they visit as well as from colleagues who travel with them. These experiences help journalists add nuance, depth, and context to their reporting that help audiences better understand US-Asia Pacific issues. The programs also help journalists build information networks that will serve as reliable resources for them and their newsrooms. The East-West Center's International Media Conference, held every two years in an Asian capital, has become a signature media event drawing hundreds of international journalists.

The East-West Center offers 7-10 media programs every year that focus on bilateral, cross-border, region-wide, and international issues. Some programs also include media training. Program requirements vary, with journalists participating through competitive application, invitation, or open registration.

Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships

Field study tours and dialogues in the Indo-Pacific for senior American journalists.

Jefferson Fellowships

The East-West Center's flagship journalism seminar for Asia-Pacific and American journalists. Study and reporting tour to destinations in the continental United States and Asia Pacific region based on an annual program theme.

Korea-United States Journalists Exchange

For Korean and American journalists. Korean journalists travel to three cities in the United States; American journalists travel to three cities in South Korea. Both groups convene for a final dialogue and exchange at the East-West Center in Honolulu.

Senior Journalists Seminar

For senior journalists from the United States and countries with substantial Muslim populations. Study tour destinations in the US and abroad are intended to enhance media coverage on identity and religion’s role in and resulting impact on the public sphere.

US Presidential Election Reporting Seminar

For mid-career journalists; study tour to report before, during, and after the US presidential election from key states in the American electoral system.

Since the flagship Jefferson Fellowships started in 1967, more than 4,000 journalists from the United States, Asia, and the Pacific Islands have participated in EWC journalism fellowships, exchanges, and dialogues. These programs provide journalists opportunities to gather firsthand information and perspectives in the countries they visit as well as from colleagues who travel with them. These experiences help journalists add nuance, depth, and context to their reporting that help audiences better understand US-Asia Pacific issues. The programs also help journalists build information networks that will serve as reliable resources for them and their newsrooms. The East-West Center's International Media Conference, held every two years in an Asian capital, has become a signature media event drawing hundreds of international journalists.

The East-West Center offers 7-10 media programs every year that focus on bilateral, cross-border, region-wide, and international issues. Some programs also include media training. Program requirements vary, with journalists participating through competitive application, invitation, or open registration.

Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships

Field study tours and dialogues in the Indo-Pacific for senior American journalists.

Jefferson Fellowships

The East-West Center's flagship journalism seminar for Asia-Pacific and American journalists. Study and reporting tour to destinations in the continental United States and Asia Pacific region based on an annual program theme.

Korea-United States Journalists Exchange

For Korean and American journalists. Korean journalists travel to three cities in the United States; American journalists travel to three cities in South Korea. Both groups convene for a final dialogue and exchange at the East-West Center in Honolulu.

Senior Journalists Seminar

For senior journalists from the United States and countries with substantial Muslim populations. Study tour destinations in the US and abroad are intended to enhance media coverage on identity and religion’s role in and resulting impact on the public sphere.

US Presidential Election Reporting Seminar

For mid-career journalists; study tour to report before, during, and after the US presidential election from key states in the American electoral system.